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Birders may nest but not pay rent in Whitehall Visitor Center

By Lee Tugas A Washington County birding group may nest in the Whitehall Visitor Center, but it’s unlikely they will pay any rent. Supervisor George Armstrong told the town bard that Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area will nest seven days a week in the Canal Corp Visitor Center. But the expectation that the bird […]

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By Derek Liebig The granddaddy of local fishing derbies, the Great Benson Derby, returns to the frozen waters of the Lakes Region this week. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Rotary Club, the 42nd annual derby will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 with headquarters at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The derby, the oldest […]

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Highway departments planned properly for snow

By Derek Liebig Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments to make it through the remainder of winter. But it hasn’t been easy. “It’s been […]

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Independent filmmaker to film in Whitehall and on Lake George in April

By Lee Tugas Around mid-April, if you see what looks like a small team of filmmakers, leave them to their work. That is, if you want to see the Village of Whitehall on the silver screen. The recent meeting of the Whitehall Village Board was short, only an hour long, but long enough to learn […]

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Sandford, Bartholomew unopposed in village elections

By Derek Liebig The village board of trustees will be together for at least another year. Incumbents Walter Sandford and Ken Bartholomew are the only candidates who will appear on ballots next month and barring the unforeseen will be elected to serve another two years in office. This is the second consecutive year the village […]

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Man charged with assaulting officer

A Whitehall man was charged with felony assault after he allegedly cause injury to a police officer. Gary L. Senecal, 54, of Buckley Road was charged last Tuesday with second degree assault, a felony, after he became uncooperative and caused injuries to the arresting officer. Senecal was stopped on West St. after police observed a […]

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Booth elected president of Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair announced last week the election of R. Harry Booth as 2014 President of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. Booth’s presidency was confirmed at the NYSAAF annual convention held at the Rochester Convention Center, in January. Booth has served as the Washington County Fair president. In a letter to […]

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Fort Ti receives grant

Fort Ticonderoga has received a grant from the Perkin Fund which will support dendrochronological research on the 19th-century Pell house located on the Fort Ticonderoga peninsula. According to Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO, the grant will provide funding for vital research to help Fort Ticonderoga date the construction of the Pell home, known […]

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Winterfest in Whitehall

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Dozens of residents turned out for Saturday’s Winterfest in Whitehall and watched five brave swimmers dip into the frigid waters of Lake Champlain.

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Highway departments doing OK

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By Jaime Thomas Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments. In the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent Eric Towne said though supplies are dwindling, he […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]